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Quotations You Can Use (May 31, 2013)

“Self-denial is not about just giving up occasional luxuries, either temporarily or even for good. It isn’t a matter of denying things to myself, but of denying myself to myself. It is to say ‘no’ to self, and ‘yes’ to Christ; to demote self and give first place to Christ”–John Stott, Basic Christianity, 112. “We only hurt ourselves when we dwell […]

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The Future Of

The month of May marks the second birthday of I had no idea where this would take me two years ago. We simply started by responding to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. I deeply sensed this is where God wanted me to move in the future. After several months of prayer, God opened […]

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Have You Been Poisoned?

Stephen Ambrose is a legend in Louisiana (and beyond). Ambrose wrote extensively about World War II and specifically about D-Day. As I look back over my understanding of WW II, I realize that I learned more from the popular books of Stephen Ambrose than from history courses in college. Stephen Ambrose was instrumental in establishing […]

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If Your Pastor Is The Talk Of The Town

If your pastor is the talk of the town, it’s probably not good. In fact, it may be downright ugly. But, there are many examples of people who practiced their faith and lived in godliness. About a year ago, I read about Rees Howells, a leader in the Welsh Revival of the early 1900’s. He […]

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The Most Comforting Verse In The Bible

I find Romans 8:28 and Philippians 1:12-14 to be some of the most comforting verses in Scripture–and, of course, the Bible is filled with comfort and hope. On my seventeenth birthday my present was getting my appendix removed. It was a real present because the pain was unbearable. At the same time I had a […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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[Ask, Seek, Knock] “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. — Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV)